It’s time to pack your suitcase for your long-awaited vacation again. But before you start feeling excited, have you ever wondered how diabetes would affect your trip? Fret not.
Diabetic patients can have an enjoyable and stress-free holiday. Read on to find out more.
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a lifestyle disease, and the prevalence of this illness increases with age.
According to the National Health Survey Singapore 2010, one in nine (approximately 11.3%) Singaporeans suffered from DM, and 90 to 95% of diabetic patients were classified as Type 2 DM. The prevalence of this disease was 1% in young adults ranging from 18 to 29 years of age and it peaked as high as 29.1% among those between 60 to 69 years old. Therefore, it is not uncommon to meet a travelling companion sharing this medical condition during a trip.
However, how can you ensure a healthy and hassle-free journey without compromising the fun of travelling? Unsure of where to start? A little homework will keep your trip as smooth as silk.